We are launching our first virtual challenge event and we would love to see people of all ages and abilities get involved.
This year marks Embracing Age's (the charity behind Care Home Friends) 5th birthday and the event is all about celebrating what everyone, especially our volunteers, has achieved and doing something fun using everyone's individual talents to raise funds for the journey ahead.
The event will run for 5 days from Monday 5th October and you can complete your challenge in your own time during that period. It's free to participate and you can sign up as an individual or as a team - the great thing about a virtual event is you can sign up with friends or family living elsewhere and still take part together.
You can choose any challenge - walking, running, cycling, swimming ... scooting, skipping, dancing ... knitting, crafting, painting ... baking ... reading ... writing ... singing - and link it to the number 5 whether by distance (e.g. 5 miles), time (e.g. 5 hours or days) or quantity (e.g. 5 acts of kindness).
Why "Hi 5"? Embracing Age is a charity working to grow enriched communities where older people are valued, connected and full of hope. Our core project, Care Home Friends, brings joy to elderly care home residents through companionship, kindness and community.
Hi - Because companionship can have a hugely positive effect on quality of life and mental health, especially at this time of increased isolation.
5 - because we are celebrating Embracing Age's 5th birthday this year. Thank you for your support!
"Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.” Psalm 71v9